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to 1987. the legislation was sponsored by current speaker john maynard and his predecessor speaker, nancy pelosi. here is the floor debate on that measure. >> i would like to thank the majority for bringing this bill up. this is a nice way to honor the longest serving continuously serving speaker in the history of this country. for those who did not have the pleasure of knowing mr. o'neill i would like to remind everybody that i don't look at him as a historic figure on the podium. i look at him as a man that i knew a fair amount of my adult life anyway. he never forgot where he came from. that is the phrase people here all the time and when people say that of me it is the nicest thing they can say. everyone who served in congress knows that many of us on a regular basis get treated like something special, somebody calls us congressman, that is all well and good and respectful, but at the same time we came for the simple reason of trying to make the world a little better place for the people who elected us. we have different views on how that gets done. mr. o'neill never forgot how to do
was here. we talk about professional players. >> right. i got you. john. why don't you give your affiliation. >> shower. sure. [inaudible] there's a bit of a bittersweet discussion for me as a soon -- son of a high school coach. i have proash csh brothers that played high school football. i have seen the wonderful things it can do to change lives. my hope. i enjoyed listening and learning more about the specific concussion issue. my hope is it sparks a much broader debate specifically what should be the role or what role is there a role for football in our junior highs and high schools? we have to have a serious, honest, open data driven discussion that centers around the issue of rush on -- return on educational dollars invested. okay. football communities have to realize you don't operate in a vacuum. you're part of a larger community. okay. within the educational constitution. and we have to be realistic about the challenges the institutional faces. specifically standard are being raised. expectations are skyrocketing regarding our schools and what they need to do to instill i
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